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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 1962

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,720
Across
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Seaport of C. A. : PANAMA
7
Strong greenish blue. : CAPRI
12
California peak. : SHASTA
18
Certain person. : ONESELF
20
Extrinsic. : ALIEN
21
C. D. problem. : SHELTER
22
Office gadget. : STAPLER
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Toxic substance. : VENIN
24
Famous Florentine. : CELLINI
25
Day: Abbr. : SAT
26
Clothe. : DRAPE
28
Freezing. : ICECOLD
30
Hi-fi records. : LPS
31
Noun suffixes. : URES
33
Short walks or rides. : TURNS
35
Ancient Norse. : HROLF
36
Chink. : SLIT
37
Western physiography. : MESAS
39
City of sin. : SODOM
41
Ideal Spanish hero. : CID
42
Office "cog." : STENO
43
Overwhelms. : STUNS
45
Substance in food. : VITAMIN
47
Necklace. : BEADS
48
Ingenuous. : NAIF
50
To this moment. : SOFAR
51
Man's title. : HERR
52
Short piece. : PARAGRAPH
56
Like a doubting Thomas. : INCREDULOUS
61
Noun suffix. : ADE
62
Be morose: Dial. : SULL
63
Make suitable (to). : TAILOR
64
Relative of "grazie." : MERCI
65
Coin of Iran. : RIAL
67
Town. : PLACE
69
Moralizer of old. : AESOP
71
Awning. : TILT
72
Hornlike: Prefix. : KERAT
74
Adjective for our age. : ATOMIC
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Letter salutation. : SIRS
78
Whiffenpoofs' lament. : BAA
79
Places for "roughing it." : SUMMERCAMPS
81
Contract section. : FINEPRINT
83
Harsh cry. : BRAY
84
Many times over: Prefix. : MULTI
86
Hairy one, in the Bible. : ESAU
87
Flintlike quartz. : CHERT
89
Textile product. : HOSIERY
91
Campus get-togethers. : SINGS
94
Clan chief. : THANE
95
Spider. : PAN
96
Presents. : POSES
98
Adjective for 89 Across. : NORUN
100
Cervine animal. : HART
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Is ready. : WAITS
103
Chimney. : STACK
105
Biblical peak. : NEBO
106
Where Santa Claus is: Abbr. : IND
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Convivial place. : TAPROOM
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More sincere. : TRUER
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Ukrainian. : RUTHENE
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Join. : UNITE
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Whisker. : BRISTLE
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Braver. : STOUTER
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Eyelashes. : CILIA
120
Part of UCLA. : ANGELES
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Portable homes. : TEPEES
122
Calif of Egypt, circa 1000. : HAKEM
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Butterflies. : SATYRS
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Nocturnal animal. : POSSUM
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Star whose diameter is 300,000,000 miles. : ANTARES
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Most apt. : NEATEST
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Uraeus. : ASP
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Pinochle combination. : MELD
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Watchful. : ALERT
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Caked tobacco. : CAVENDISH
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Porter. : ALE
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Firs: Lat. : PINI
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Empire: Ger. : REICH
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Coterie. : INNERCIRCLE
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Quantity of books. : SHELF
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Grasped. : HELD
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Quite. : ALL
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Quiet. : STILLED
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Game. : TENPINS
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Best: Prefix. : ARISTO
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Housewives of a sort. : FRAUS
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Ducking-stool candidate. : SCOLD
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PROV
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Two bits, for one. : COIN
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Finnish bathhouse. : SAUNA
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___ say. : SOTO
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Actress. : STARLET
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Difficulties. : SNAGS
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Sicilian invention. : MAFIA
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Laboratory fluid. : SERUM
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Sundae ingredient. : SIRUP
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Raving ___. : MANIAC
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Stratum. : BED
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Error. : FALLACY
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Role. : HEROINE
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Puts or leaves: Colloq. : PARKS
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Parting word. : ADIEU
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Furnish with new weapons. : REARM
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Silver, in Spain. : PLATA
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Italian physicist. : ROSSI
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Pygmy antelope. : ORIBI
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One of the Bruins. : UCLAN
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___ one's feet. : SITAT
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___ fugit. : TEMPUS
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Giving off a soft radiance. : LAMBENT
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Politician's asset. : COMMONTOUCH
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One kind of agent. : PRESS
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Earth: Fr. : TERRE
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Long Island resort. : ISLIP
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Hemingway locale. : SPAIN
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Pack ___. : RAT
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Starters. : FIRSTTEAM
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Keep going. : RUNON
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Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
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Glider expert who aided the Wright bros. : CHANUTE
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Convertible of a sort. : HARDTOP
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Close margin. : HAIR
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Four seasons. : YEAR
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Very. : GREATLY
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More crafty. : SUBTLER
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Ardent desire. : THIRST
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Essay. : PAPER
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Skin diving term. : SCUBA
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Exactly as stated. : NOLESS
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Grows dim. : WANES
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Dostoevski character. : SONIA
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Celtic foot soldiers. : KERNS
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Mal de ___. : TETE
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Coconut fluid. : MILK
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Baltic port. : RIGA
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Cry's mate. : HUE
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Foulard. : TIE
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Stubborn. : SET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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